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Odontogenic sinusitis

Odontogenic sinusitis describes inflammation of the paranasal sinuses secondary to dental pathology (e.g. dental caries, periapical abscess) or secondary to dental procedures (e.g. extraction, implants). 

Ondotongeic sinusitis accounts for 10% of causes of chronic sinusitis and almost exclusively involves the maxillary sinus. Isolated maxillary sinusitis should raise the possibility of an odontogenic cause.

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